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Words written: 1074
First line of the day: He squatted at the side of the stream, dipping his hands into the water.
Today's theme: musings on dreams, and the introduction of a key character (Cadog).
Diversions: 10 minutes spent scouring my academic shelves for WATU (Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units), one of those reference books you need maybe once a decade, but then *really* need. But which no-one every reads (it's a list. With some maps).

Skirt of the day: black flouncey

Question of the day: Why do I like Raja Hindustani so much (other than the music. The music is splendid and obviously likable)? But the film: I mean, I really shouldn't. The level of violence towards women is worrying and the hero's uncontrolled temper is scary. And yet I love it dearly.

And yay, our boiler is fixed and no longer leaking and the house is less freezing that it has been. (The two may well, I feel, be connected.)


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Nov. 27th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Yay! for warmer house. Also, yay! for words written.
Nov. 27th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
WATU (Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units), one of those reference books you need maybe once a decade, but then *really* need. But which no-one every reads (it's a list. With some maps).

Hey, speak for yourself. I've worked that thing over rather thoroughly.
Nov. 28th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've used lots of it. But I have never sat down and read it cover-to-cover, which is what I meant.
Nov. 28th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
I've been meaning to ask you -- I should have asked you on that meme -- what are some films you might recommend?
Nov. 28th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
What sorts of films do you like? I watch a lot of Indian and Chinese films, but here's a spectrum of genres and I am ignorant about many of them. I like historicals, some romances, some action films, supernatural (but not horror) and quirky. I
Nov. 28th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, sorry -- Hindi films. I have a ton in my netflix streaming queue, but they are mostly older films. I loved Lagaan and have wanted to see Dil Se since seeing the clip for one of the songs. (yes, I'm a sucker for musicals). I've seen tons of clips of things with Aishwarya Rai and Aamir Khan, so possibly starting there?
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Aamir Khan is one of my favourites and he plays the hero in Raja Hindustani. Try Rangeela, Rang de Basanti, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or Sarfarosh for starters, though he's made relative few real stinkers (Mela being the worst).
I'm not that keen on Aishwarya, but both Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam and Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai are good films, and I've also heard good things of Raincoat. She's in Devdas, too, but that's really a stand out for Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.

Edited at 2009-11-29 02:04 pm (UTC)
Nov. 30th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
I like Shah Rukh Khan... :-)
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Nov. 28th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
It's a star-crossed romance -- rich girl meets poor boy, family object. The music is wonderful, and the melodrama goes up to 11. It's somewhat like those 1940s epics with Bette Davies and Mary Astor competing for The Man. Huge fun, but the resolution depends heavily on bullying the women and the hero is rather too easily violent. (Though the heroine stands up to him a fair bit and in the end convinces him of some things, it isn't clear that he ever works out that being aggressive isn't the best solution.)
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